Common Types of Poetry

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Last updated: May 17, 2013
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Lines are made up of words and phrases. The first word of line 1 begins with an A, the first word of line 2 begins with a B etc.
Inscription on a tomb or mortuary monument.
Three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables.
Illustrates a situation, or a use of language, involving some kind of discrepancy.
Consists of a poem, such as a sonnet or an ode, that expresses the thoughts and feelings of the poet.
Long poems which are serious in nature and written to a set structure.
Long, serious poems that tells the story of a heroic figure.
Tells about the word.
Types of poems which have the the repetition of the same or similar sounds at the end of two or more words most often at the ends of lines.
Stanza of only two lines which usually rhyme.
Form of Poetry composed of either rhymed or unrhymed lines that have no set fixed metrical pattern.
Free Verse
Draw the reader into poetic experiences by touching on the images and senses which the reader already knows.
Short sometimes bawdy, humorous poems of consisting of five Anapaestic lines.
Repetition of the same or similar sounds at the beginning of words such as tongue twisters
Figure of speech in which words are used to imitate sounds.
Derives from the Latin 'hyperbole' meaning 'excess'.
Consists of two or more lines of poetry that together form one of the divisions of a poem.
A verbal expression in which words or sounds are arranged in a particular way using techniques
Figure of Speech
Figure of speech in which two things are compared using the word "like" or "as"
Significant in poetry because poetry is so emotionally charged and intense.
Level 61
Apr 22, 2014
Generally, I don't think this fits the designation of "Types of Poetry". That'd be more Sonnet, Quatrain, Terza Rima, etc.
Level 78
Jul 4, 2014
I agree with Moosefight. This is a mess of different techniques used in both prose and poetry on one hand and types of poem on the other. Also wouldn't use the answers in the hints at all (ode, hyperbole). There's also "epitaph" which is just a type of text, not necessary poetic at all. -- The idea for the quiz (or even two quizzes if you separate "types of poems" and "devices/techniques used in writing") is solid. Just the execution really failed though.
Level 70
May 12, 2015
I think "meter" would be a better subsitute for rhythm as it tends to be the word used in relation to poetic rhythm.
Level 72
Oct 25, 2020
Coming from somebody who, with pretty decent grades, took a B.A. in English from a pretty respected college, this quiz is extremely obtuse and quite uncategorical. That's just for starters.